Wasteful AFC must move on quickly, says Hill - The Solihull Observer

Wasteful AFC must move on quickly, says Hill

Solihull Editorial 13th Jan, 2020   0

MANAGER Jon Hill is looking for a response from his AFC Solihull side after a 3-2 home defeat to Castle Vale Town halted their recent revival in Midland Football League Division Three.

An Ollie Parsons strike gave AFC the lead, before the visitors came back to lead going into the break.

Steven Boyce brought reprieve for the hosts in the second half, although the goal was not enough to spur Solihull on to victory as Castle Vale stole the points with a late winner.

A dismayed Hill said: “It was hugely disappointing not to continue the momentum of previous games.

“We weren’t good enough on the ball today and weren’t at the levels of previous weeks. All we can do is move on from this and put things right next Saturday where I’ll be looking for a reaction.”

The hosts enjoyed a positive start to the game and took a deserved lead when Parsons rushed through on goal and converted from close range, although a freakish own goal from 30 yards drew Castle Vale level.

Nonetheless, AFC continued to threaten and troubled the visiting keeper time and again – albeit to no avail.

Instead, it was the visitors who took the lead following a well-worked move from a corner kick to hand them a half-time advantage.

AFC’s resolve failed to diminish as a result, so there was little surprise when Boyce fired home an equaliser to swing the pendulum once more.

But in similar fashion to the opening period, the failure to make the most of several opportunities proved costly for Solihull following a Town winner eight minutes from time.

Hill’s side remain in tenth, ahead of a trip to 12th-placed Upton Town on Saturday (2pm).


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